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Iqra Business School

Doctor of Business Administration | Geomatika

The world of business and management is going through a rapid and profound changes; therefore, new theories need to be developed and novel strategies need to be crafted and practiced. In addition, institutional leaders, policy makers, and administrators are confronted with novel situations in their respected professional field and indeed this has precipitated the need for new knowledge and new skills to be quickly translated into implementation, which can be achieved with the help of advanced research activity. Designed for senior management-level staff, University of Geomatika Malaysia, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme emphasises contemporary management thinking and substantial applied research projects that will help learners advance their career to the next level.

Through structured interactions with the faculty members and a selected group of dedicated colleagues from diverse industries and backgrounds, learners will also enhance their personal and leadership skills while extending their business networking abilities.

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First Year

  • Advanced Organizational Management
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Advanced Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Ethics and Sustainability Business Management
  • Advanced Research Methodology and Data Analysis

Second Year

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Advanced Organizational Behaviors
  • Advanced Economics for Managers
  • Advanced Management Information Systems

Third Year

  • Thesis

Local Admission

A Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) as accepted by the Senate; OR
A Doctoral degree (Level 8, MQF) as accepted by the Senate; OR
Other Qualification
Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree (Level 7, MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government; OR
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Additional requirement for entry qualification in non-related field:
A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience and Pass the evaluation on personal statement demonstrating knowledge, skills, experience, and achievement related to the programme; OR
Pass additional pre-requisite courses
English proficiency requirement:
Achieve a minimum Band 4 in MUET; OR IELTS Band 6; OR TOEFL iBT score of 60 (equivalent to CEFR Mid B2)
Additional internal reference:

Related fields for MBA, MBA ODL, DBA, PHD (Management) are:

  • Business and Management including sub-fields(e.g. Marketing, Entrepreneurship)
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Muamalat
  • Other industry management qualification (e.g. hospitality management, plantation management) subject to the Senate’s approval.
Additional pre-requisite subjects for entry qualification not related to the programmes:
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management

Pre-requisite subjects may be replaced with other subjects within the same body of knowledge.

Any equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government

International Admission

The English Language Entry Requirement for International Student at University of GEOMATIKA Malaysia are as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Band 5.5
TOEFL: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Score 450

** For students who do not have the above English Qualification, they must undergo Geomatika’s English Program

Employment opportunities are available as per the following :

  • CEO of a Corporation or Business Owner
  • Senior Level Management Positions
  • Business Consultant
  • Academician
  • Business Analyst/Strategist
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Senior Operation Manager
  • Public Policy Adviser